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Rail Budget 2016: Good intentions galore, but Suresh Prabhu's targets for next year too optimistic

Feb 26, 2016

Rail Budget 2016: Good intentions galore, but Suresh Prabhu's targets for next year too optimistic

Railway minister also admitted that a slowing economy is the reason railways missed its passenger and freight earnings' target for FY16 #Indian Railways #capex #expenditure #Passenger Fares #Freight Rates #Suresh Prabhu #NITI Ayog #Railway Budget 2016
Rationalising work force, raising fares: Here's Suresh Prabhu's unenviable task in Rail Budget 2016

Feb 25, 2016

Rationalising work force, raising fares: Here's Suresh Prabhu's unenviable task in Rail Budget 2016

An analyst with a Mumbai-based brokerage points out that the Railways has fallen short of its revenue target which was set at about Rs 1,80,000 crore in FY16 #Arun Jaitley #Railway Budget #Passenger Fares #Freight Rates #Seventh Pay Commission #Suresh Prabhu #non-bulk freight
Big proposals, no fare hike: How Suresh Prabhu avoided the bitter pill in Rail Budget 2016

Feb 25, 2016

Big proposals, no fare hike: How Suresh Prabhu avoided the bitter pill in Rail Budget 2016

On the whole Prabhu’s 2016-17 Railway budget is a please-all budget, which indeed shows promise of taking ahead the process of overhauling Indian railways through several small reform-steps rather than making big-bang announcements #Infrastructure #Passenger Fares #Freight Rates #Suresh Prabhu #Rail Budget 2016
Rail Budget 2015: Suresh Prabhu chooses common man over politics

Feb 27, 2015

Rail Budget 2015: Suresh Prabhu chooses common man over politics

Thankfully, Suresh Prabhu’s Rail budget 2015 is not an election manifesto. By not using the budget for cheap populist stunts, Prabhu has ensured that his maiden speech would remain non-controversial and will, thus, allow him the peace and luxury of implementing it away from the glare of the critics. #Politics #InMyOpinion #Indian Railways #Common man #Passenger Fares #Suresh Prabhu #budget 2015 #Budget2015 #Rail Budget 2015 #Railbudget 2015
Rail Budget 2015: Expect improved design of coaches and vaccum toilets

Feb 26, 2015

Rail Budget 2015: Expect improved design of coaches and vaccum toilets

Brokerage Motilal Oswal expects railways to report an improvement in finances, bolstered by freight revenue, announce new innovative sources of funding and make some headway in taking the PPP schemes forward. #Passenger Fares #Suresh Prabhu #budget 2015 #Budget2015 #Rail Budget 2015 #RailBudget2015
Rail budget: Overhaul freight charging system to make it more profitable

Feb 24, 2015

Rail budget: Overhaul freight charging system to make it more profitable

The basic issue is not that profits of the railways need to be derived from passenger fares but how can freight be made more profitable #reform #Indian Railways #Sadanand Gowda #Passenger Fares #Freight Rates #Suresh Prabhu #budget 2015 #RailBudget2015 #Railbudget2105
Hike in rail passenger fares likely

Jun 16, 2014

Hike in rail passenger fares likely

The railways was aiming to garner Rs 8,000 crore through the increase in passenger and freight charges last month. #Economy #ThisisNext #Sadananda Gowda #Ministry of Railways #Passenger Fares